Auldhouse, South Lanarkshire

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Auldhouse
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The inn at Auldhouse, known locally as The Allus Arms
Auldhouse is located in South Lanarkshire
Auldhouse
Auldhouse
 Auldhouse shown within South Lanarkshire
Civil parish Avondale
Council area South Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G75
Dialling code 01355
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Scottish Parliament Clydesdale
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Coordinates: 55°43′34″N 4°11′31″W / 55.726°N 4.192°W / 55.726; -4.192

Auldhouse is a hamlet in South Lanarkshire, a mile to the south of the new town of East Kilbride.

History[edit]

The first mention of the hamlet is in the Public Archives is 1602, and it is probable that Auldhouse, or Old House, owes its name to an ancient building located there. It owes its origins to the drove roads in the area. One such road passed through East Kilbride, and went south via Auldhouse and nearby Fieldhead.

Politics[edit]

The area is adminitered by Auldhouse, Lindsayfield and Chapelton Community Council. There are four local councillors who cover Auldhouse, the council ward being Avondale and Stonehouse. Auldhouse is represented in the Scottish Parliament by the MSP Aileen Campbell of the Scottish National Party (SNP) for the Clydesdale constituency, and in Westminster in the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow constituency by Lisa Cameron (SNP).

Amenities[edit]

The village contains the Auldhouse Arms public house and Auldhouse Primary School. Nearby is the Langlands Moss Nature Reserve. Langlands Moss, a lowland raised bog to the North East of Auldhouse, was the first designated Local Nature Reserve in South Lanarkshire which was formally established in 1996.[1]

The school, Auldhouse Primary School, which has a maximum capacity of 50 pupils, with a current roll of 34.[2] Of the five original village schools in the East Kilbride area, only Auldhouse remains. The Old Village School in East Kilbride closed in 1974 and Jackton School in 1988. Maxwellton Endowed School was sold as a private residence in 1911 and Millwell Endowed School, between Laigh Cleughearn Farm and the Rutherend Toll, was shut down as far back as 1872.[3]

The average house price value in the area is £133,189.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". www.folm-ek.org. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Auldhouse Primary School Handbook". South Lanarkshire Council. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "History". Auldhouse Arms. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Map view of sold house prices in Auldhouse Road, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75". Zoopla. Retrieved 27 November 2015.